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Military Leave Handbook Statement: New Mexico

National Guard

In addition to the military leave rights set forth in the National Handbook, employees who are members of the National Guard of New Mexico or any other state also enjoy the rights, privileges and responsibilities set forth in the federal Servicemember's Civil Relief Act whenever they are called to state active duty for a period of 30 or more consecutive duty days or called to federally funded duty in an operational role for homeland security. Employees who are National Guard members of New Mexico or any other state are also entitled to the rights, privileges and responsibilities set forth in the federal Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) whenever they are called to state or federal active duty for a period of 30 or more consecutive duty days.

United States Armed Forces, National Guard, Civil Air Patrol and Organized Reserve

Regular full-time and part-time (i.e., nontemporary) employees who leave their position with the Company in order to serve in the US armed forces, National Guard of New Mexico or any other state, or organized reserve will be reinstated upon return from military service, so long as they:

  • Gave advance written or verbal notice to the Company of their obligation or intention to perform service in the uniformed services, unless notice was precluded by military necessity or was otherwise impossible or unreasonable;
  • Apply for reemployment within 90 days of